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The American medical field, in the past, has not always carried the standards for education and ethics we know today. The lack of regular protocol opened the eyes of doctor's like Nathaniel Smith Davis who decided to gather his colleagues in Philadelphia to discuss the current state of medicine in 1847. From that meeting stemmed the official creation of the American Medical Association on May 7, 1847. The association was the product of two hundred and fifty delegates, who represented more than forty medical societies and twenty-eight colleges. Their main accomplishment from that meeting was gathering members, determining what needed to be focused on, and educating the public. From 1847 the AMA has held its mission statement, "to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health," to the highest standards. Since its founding in 1847, the AMA has regulated medical protocol, increased the medical education standards, and worked toward the future of medicine together.